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Our city has so many stories to tell.

So many experiences to discover, and so many places to explore. Browse the blog to see useful tips, tricks, insights and highlights gathered by our passionate team of Leeds locals. Hidden gems, seasonal lists, fun facts, and awesome activities. Each one a new way to enjoy our home.

Otley town centre - credit Endure Communications, Otley BID

Otley – A hidden shopping jewel, North of Leeds

Leeds may be home to some of the biggest names in shopping such as Harvey Nichols and John Lewis, but if you head out of the city centre into the local towns and villages, there are some incredible shopping opportunities that you’re unlikely to

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20 August 2020

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The grand Harewood House, Leeds - credit Visit Leeds

Kris’ Family Day Out to Harewood House

Kris tells us all about a recent trip to Harewood House with his young children… Being a large family with four children under 13, we like to visit places which have something for everyone.  Harewood House, Leeds, is always high on the list of pl

20 August 2020

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LIVIN'Italy pizza, credit Leeds Food Tours

Nell’s Ultimate Guide to Eating Out in Leeds Post-Lockdown

Nell, owner and tour guide at Leeds Food Tours, tells you what to expect while dining out in Leeds as lockdown restrictions begin to lift… Pubs and restaurants may have been open again fo

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8 August 2020

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Ox Club

Leeds’ Thriving Independent Food Scene

Our city has a whole menu of delicious dining experiences on offer including a thriving independent food scene that is renowned for its diversity, energy and innovation. Passionate people, known for their craft, serving up plates to be proud of is

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6 August 2020

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Leeds Golden Owl

A Single Explorer

A single explorer Claragh enjoys some ‘me time’ exploring the city Armed with comfortable shoes, I’m off to explore the city of Leeds! As I’m going to be doing some walking this morning I thin

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6 August 2020

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Gail’s Ladies Afternoon in Leeds

Gail enjoys her visit into Leeds city centre since lockdown eased Saturday 1st August Today was our first exciting social trip into Leeds since lockdown.  We caught the 10.45 train into Leeds. The journey was, u

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6 August 2020

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Golden Acre Bluebells

Chloe’s Day Out in Meanwood

Chloe tells us how she loves to spend the day exploring Meanwood… I start the day with breakfast at Tandem, there’s something for everyone! Serving Home baked goods, c

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6 August 2020

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Sarah’s Post-Lockdown Leeds Walking Tours

  Sarah Cowling, from Leeds Walking Tours, tells us how she’s excited to once again be taking people round the city on tours and how it works in a post-lockdown world… By early 2020, our weekly Leeds Highlights Walk

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6 August 2020

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Leeds Corn Exchange - credit Carl Milner Photography for Leeds City Council

Danni’s Favourite Way to Spend the Day in Leeds!

Danni describes her favourite way to spend the day in Leeds… IF on Call Lane is the perfect spot for breakfast, serving local coffee from North Star Coffee Roasters and fantastic brunch

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6 August 2020

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Interior Issho

Fine Dining

Our city has a whole menu of delicious dining experiences on offer including some of the finest restaurants in the country. For those who are celebrating or simply just indulging, here’s a look at some of Leeds’ best fine dining spots for an i

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25 July 2020

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